Yes, Jimmy is famous in these parts. And a big celebration is held every year. Here is a quote from his website today:
GROUNDHOG DAY 2010
Groundhog Day Prognostication
Jimmy says EARLY SPRING!
Jimmy X arrived at the Prognostication Site in a stretch limousine, escorted by a Sun Prairie fire truck. A fireman shoveled a fresh path for Jimmy and his caregiver, Jerry to meet the mayor. It was a snowy morning in Sun Prairie, and Jimmy did NOT see his shadow! The crowd cheered as the mayor interpreted Jimmy's message, proclaiming an EARLY SPRING!
So, there you have it folks- an EARLY SPRING!! We love that kind of talk up North!!:)
Not only that.... the local bakery in town makes Jimmy the Groundhog cookies. The Golden Days Company is owned and operated by some friends of ours and we are so happy for its opening last year!!
...Their sense of humor and community spirit shines through in introducing their Jimmy the Groundhog and his Shadow cookies!!